'Coming to America' Sequel May Move to Amazon


LOS ANGELES – Coming 2 America, Eddie Murphy's sequel to his blockbuster 1988 comedy, is in talks to move from Paramount Pictures to Amazon, according to The Hollywood Reporter.


While a deal for Coming 2 America is still being worked out, the two studios have previously brokered a deal for Michael B. Jordan's upcoming film Without Remorse.


The publication noted that Paramount declined the comment on the deal, while Amazon couldn't be reached for comment.


Coming 2 America would be the latest theater-bound movie that is now headed to streaming amid theatrical closures as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Paramount sold Trial of the Chicago 7 and romantic comedy The Lovebirds to Netflix, while Tom Hanks WWII drama Greyhound jumped from Sony to Apple and Clouds moved from Warner Bros. to Disney+, among other deals.


Coming 2 America, had been scheduled for a mid-December theatrical release featuring Murphy reprising his role as Prince Akeem, who is now set to become king and discovering he has a son he never knew about, a street-savvy Queens native named Lavelle. Akeem must now once again return to America to honor his father's dying wish to groom his son as a newly crowned prince


The cast includes Wesley Snipes, Leslie Jones, KiKi Layne, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones and Shari Headley.


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